Biggie and 'Pac's infamous East Coast/West Coast beef is the lone example of how a rift on wax can end fatally. Hip hop in the late '90s was ruled by the two MCs, both ironically from New York, despite waging a bi-costal war against each other. They traded verbal jabs on the likes of "Who Shot Ya?" and "Hit 'Em Up," but by 1997 the one-time-comrades-turned-lyrical-opponents were both six feet under. Their murders remain unsolved to this day, and stand as two of the most tragic examples of unhealthy showmanship.
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